Second Half Run Propels Augustana Men to the Conference Championship Game
No. 1 seed Augustana University advanced to the championship game of the NSIC/Sanford Health Men's Basketball Tournament for the second straight season following an 83-62 win over No. 3 seed Winona State (16-13) on Monday night at the Sanford Pentagon.
The Vikings improved to 27-2 on the season with the win and will have a chance to win back-to-back NSIC Tournament Championships.
Senior forward Casey Schilling was firing on all cylinders in the second half scoring 17 of his 26 points in the final 20 minutes. Daniel Jansen added 25 points for the Vikings finishing the game 9 of 17 from the field, picking up two big 3-pointers in the second half helping the Vikings stretch their lead. Alex Richter added nine points for the Vikings and Adam Beyer pitched in with seven.
Augustana will take on MSU Moorhead in the NSIC/Sanford Health Men's Basketball Tournament Championship game tonight, March 1st at 5 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon.